We have reached the Apollo system, ahead of the Ankh. Passive scans register a single ship in-system, a freight carrier with no transponder or any other way of identifying them. Active scans would certainly solve that dilemma; but would also reveal to them our presence, so we are remaining passive and cloaked until the Ankh arrives. At that point, we believe, Evil Storvik and T'Sorvik will be transferred to the freighter.
Ifix has informed me that my "surprise" is ready, and that he sees no reason why it should not work – despite it never having been done before (to his knowledge).